Monday, June 15, 2015

Update on Life

I haven't blogged for about 3 years. Geez. Well A LOT has happened in those 3 years. 

-- separated from Kyle in 2012
-- divorce final in 2013
-- met Levi in 2013
-- married in 2014
-- new baby in 2014
-- husband incarcerated in 2014 until Sept 1 2016

Some would say I enjoy a chaotic life. I'm not going to sit here and explain myself, but no, I don't "enjoy" a chaotic life or stressful life. I've had things happen in my life that I wish hadn't happened. Sometimes I wish I could rewind life a little and change how things happened. Maybe Kyle and I wouldn't have gotten married..but we did...and maybe he wouldn't have decided he wasn't ready to settle and cheat..but he did. Maybe I would have walked away from Levi knowing what kind of history he had, and some of the choices he was making....but I didn't. I am giving the current situation an opportunity to get better. And if it doesn't work out..well it doesn't work out. But it is really hard to focus on a new marriage when he is locked up. I'm not proud of being a prison wife. And I'm sure not proud or happy of being a single mom right now...but it is what it is, and I can only work on me right now, and work on trying to be positive, even though everything seems to crumble beneath me all the time. 
Anyways, in a nutshell, that is life right now. And I am trying everyday to just keep the house clean, food on the table, and enjoying my kids and all of their little quirks. 

I will change the banner and instead of last names, I'm just going to stick with first names, since those will never change. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

2012 I am still here!

I used to be a good document what was going on in my life. And now I wish I had documented more last year because I've forgotten a lot of things! LOL I guess that happens.. So my goal for this blog is to blog atleast once per week.

In a nutshell here is what 2011 entailed.

Breaking up, getting back together, getting a job, losing a job, Kyle starting wyotech, Kyle graduating from Wyotech, Wesley turned 2 (oh boy!), I turned 26 (yikes closer to 30), Easter was spent in Illinois, Christmas was spent in Illinois, no other traveling happened that year, House was finally paid off, Kyle sold Ranger, Kyle received Dodge Ram, 2 kittens joined our family, Turbo & Diesel, The End.

That pretty much sums the year up. The beginning of the year was the hardest for me ( I don't want to hash out details), but its over and done and now its 2012, and I hope for lots of positive changes.

For 2012 so far this is what has happened. Kyle turned 25, Wesley turned 3, Wesley is 100% potty trained,  I start weightloss journey & lose 20lbs so far, turbo & diesel leave family, road trip to california, we buy a camper, Kyle moves to Rawlins for new job, Kyle gets a dog, womens softball starts.

Now it is May 2012, and Kyle has finally landed a secure job in Rawlins (boo), but atleast he is working in his field! He has been there 2 weeks now, and really enjoys it. We didn't relocate there, but instead got him a camper to live in. Might have to figure something else out for the winter, but will deal with that later in the year.

I re-started my weight loss journey. I do want more children eventually, but I need to be in better shape for that to happen. You can follow along my journey over HERE. Progress has slowed for the last couple months, but with nice weather, I will be outside more, swimming, hiking, bike riding, camping, softball, tennis (hopefully soon).

Here is a slideshow of photos from the 2011. Photos from CA trip in another post.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wesley Age 3

I haven't been very good at updating Wesley's stats and things he likes/dislikes, but here we go starting over!

Wesley is now 3!! Where did time go? I say this all the time but its true!!


  • Toy story, woody, buzz, jesse, his toy story phone, his buzz action figure, and especially the toy story video game!
  • Trains, especially putting the tracks together, naming the characters, (thomas, james, gordon). Hes very creative and good at this
  • Cars, trucks, semis, airplanes, you name it. He has a ton of them, and still loves them. He puts them in storage alot (haha), has the trains pull his cars and whatever else he can come up with.
  • Cartoons he enjoys: Blues clues, fineas and ferb, Scout, and whatever else is on. He rotates and doesn't always watch the same thing.
  • He still likes sesame street, but not as much anymore. He got a new cookie monster toy for his birthday and now LOVES it. 
  • Slides and the trampoline. We are still working on being brave for the rec center slide in the swimming pool but at Washington park he masters all of them, even the big kid ones! 
  • Guns...I wish he didn't like guns. But he does watch dad play video games, and always seems to be finding things to use as a gun. He uses a saw, a stick, whatever else he can find...
  • Throwing the ball..and not just throwing it, pitching it like hes playing baseball! So glad he likes this. We are also working on catching, and the bigger bouncy balls hes getting better at catching and can actually do this!
  • Vocally he is right on track. Always putting things into sentences, repeating words, pronouncing better, its amazing! He is definitely ready for preschool as he knows his colors, how to count, his ABC's, shapes, some opposites, figuring out puzzles, animals and their sounds, and even what sound letters make, and things like that! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 2: 22 Days of organizing, Xmas gifts/projects, and starting a healthier lifestyle

Most of my day went pretty well until afternoon when I was completely exhausted after a very intense bike ride. Breakfast and lunch were as planned…but basically did nothing this afternoon, which was not the plan…I also need to make sure I get atleast 8 hrs of sleep because the 6 I got last night was not enough….. so I will be signing off shortly. So what I didn’t do today will get moved to tomorrow. Also didnt take any photos besides ones of myself...which I will put up tomorrow.

1.       Nov 30th
·         8-9: Wake up at 8am, start a load of 45 min workout video or wii fit.
·         9-930: Breakfast will be oatmeal with blueberries
·         930-10: Shower
·         10-12 Chores: Unload dishwasher, reload & run, clear counter…laundry…litter box..pick up living room…clear bathroom counter, organize under sink
·         12-1230 Lunch: Apple & Broccoli salad
·         1230-130: Outside time..pickup yard
·         130-430: Re-can jelly, and mandarin oranges. (2-3 hr block of time)
·         430-6 Dinner: I think meal planning on sat/sun will be something I try to do again..but I just cant think of what to cook…something chicken probably….maybe butternut squash..or cooked carrots..not sure lol
·         After dinner I need to get a few things at the store…I also need to make a list of gift ideas, and start making a shopping list for things I’m making, get supplies together…
·         Rest of the night I’m not sure yet…lol but its time for bed so I can atleast get 8 hrs of sleep.

I've also recently found a blog that has inspired me..Undressed Skeleten you should really check it out.

Day 1: 22 Days of organizing, Xmas gifts/projects, and starting a healthier lifestyle

I am alive!! I know i haven't posted in like a million years but I am here and have a plan for the next few weeks. Here is my plan.... I hope this helps me stay focused, and get back on track.
Every night I will post my photos I took for that day as well. That is also good to keep my photo skills up, and so family that doesn't live nearby can keep track of us :P 

22 Days of Organizing, Homemade Christmas Projects and starting a healthier lifestyle
Each day I will do 1 organizing/cleaning project, one diy/gift project, and healthy lifestyle change. As well as spending time with Wesley, daily cleaning, and cooking.
1.       Day 1- Nov 29th:
·         Wake up at 8am and get dressed/ready  for the day.
·         Meals will be healthy. Breakfast will include egg & veggie burrito with glass of milk. Lunch will include tuna salad, and dinner will include chicken or shrimp stirfry. Snacks will include fresh fruit or veggies.. Wesley will have more whole grain. I will log all of my meals in a book.
·         To start the day off right will get out the stroller and take a walk from home to pilot, to prison, and back home. I will also walk everyday to check the mail.
·         Cleaning will include unloading/reloading dishwasher, clearing off counter, and starting/putting away laundry.
·         Errands to the bank to deposit check, to the courthouse to pay truck taxes, and to talk to circuit court will be done just before noon, to insure Kyle is picked up on time from class.
·         For the afternoon I will re-can the watermelon jelly, and can the mandarin oranges.
·         I will spend 1 hour exclusively to Wesley, project/crafts depend on mood at the time. I will also take 1 photo each day of Wesley and things we do.
·         I will not turn on the television until all of these projects are done. I will drink a glass of water all day to keep myself full. I will not have any soda or candy.
·         Each evening I will blog my plan  each day. I hope this will help me keep on track and get as much done as I can before Kyle’s graduation, and family arrives.  Since I am not working, and probably won’t be until after the holidays, I need to stay busy and productive.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Arizona Vacation

I feel like I'm really depriving this blog!! On June 23rd we headed south in our toyota rav. Day 1 we hit Albuquerque
 and stayed in a hotel. Day 2 we got in to Benson, AZ later in the afternoon. And yes we were already sick of driving. But this was only our 1st stop of 3 we had planned for our vacation.
My husband's sister, that he has never met, lives there. So since we were going to be in AZ already we though we would pack up a couple days early and make a stop.
Kyle has a lot of family in the Benson, Tucson area that he has never met. His biological dad that he last saw when he was 2, so of course we got to see him for a day. We met a cousin and his family in Tucson for another fun filled day. Kyles sister also has a 12mo old so Wesley had a playmate for the few days we were there.
The last day we were in Benson we headed to Tucson to meet Kyle's cousin, and family for a day at the pool. Afterward we went to dinner at an all you can eat buffet place. I forgot the name.

Sunday morning we headed north towards Sedona. A family from Phoenix had won my giveway for a free session and prints and we were going to meet in Phoenix but not having internet the entire time in Benson didn't help me get a map, and we ran into traffic because of an accident and then were totally lost trying to figure out where to go. My cellphone was acting up (it has been since I washed it), and so that was a no go. So off we went towards Sedona. We stopped @ in n out burger on the way out of phoenix, since there were a few off the highway.

The week was awesome! I couldn't of imagined a better, much less GORGEOUS place to relax. The family played tennis every morning. I did water aerobics one day, but preferred tennis the rest of the time. We swam, had lots of yummy home cooked meals, had family photos taken, lots of Euchre, a family baseball game, and of course drinks!

I wish we could have stayed a few more days, but it was on to the last part of our vacation. We drove east to visit Kyles other sister in Clovis, NM. Wesley got to play with his other cousin, Jasper, and we just relaxed.

By the end of the trip we were POOPED. We drove a total of 2650 miles and we were ready to be out of the car by the time our trip was over!!

Plus I took 749 photos and am still going through them. But for now here are a few of my favorites from the trip.

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